A Quilt of Holidays: Stories, Poetry, Memoir

A Quilt of Holidays: Stories, Poetry, Memoir


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ISBN-13: 9781937905194
Publisher: Silver Boomer Books
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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A Quilt of Holidays: Stories, Poetry, Memoir 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MJADC More than 1 year ago
Major holidays offer a day or two off work, but that's not the main attraction. This is the time for rituals and traditions; the time to gather the family and fly the flag, to decorate graves, to share a box of Valentine candy, to feast around the table at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Passover, Hanukah, New Year's, or tote a picnic to the beach. A Quilt Of Holidays celebrates all those occasions, and more. Ginny Greene tells about "the-made-from-scratch- holiday," which began as an outing to see autumn foliage around Mount Rainier and "the desire to make autumn leaf kicking, somewhere along a mountain road, an annual family holiday." Collectively, the stories and poems run the gamut of emotions: happy, sad, poignant, and humor. Terri Elders recalls her grandfather trying to coach her younger brother into changing the words to his line in the Easter recital from, "Easter lilies blooming remind us of the day," to "Easter bloomers waving." Cathy Bryant offers a humorous account of the little known Scottish ritual, Hogmanay, on New Year's Eve. And Mary Chandler learned why her Nordic father celebrated St. Patrick's Day with gusto. Keep several copies of this charming anthology on hand for gifts throughout the year. It's a one-size-fits all crowd pleaser
Soulsnatcher More than 1 year ago
An exceptional collection of evocative memories. Whether you're making new ones to recollect later, or fondly recalling precious moments from a recent or lost past, absorb these delightful holiday tales in the generous spirit in which they were lovingly given.